Temperature was cold. Very cold. We got snow for the first 80km. Then some clearer sky. Then rain for the last 50km Some lessons learnt: Mud guards are necessary. Nicer for other riders. But also prevents my back being full of mud. I was keeping some of my food (gels)…
A while back I’ve shared my list for getting ready to cycle long-distance on the Facebook group called Solitary Cycling. The comments were a mixed bag. From people who enjoyed my list and thanked me, to people who had no idea what long-distance cycling meant and thought I should “just…
Just saw a great video from Pr. James Paul Gee from Arizona State University.
When learning new words we need to have an image, an action, something tangible to associate to that new word. If you have nothing but a synonym or a definition or even a translation, you don’t really grasp the meaning of that new word.
In order to understand this, go to a video game shop and buy a brand new video game. Go home and start reading the manual. See if it teaches you to play the game… You will most likely not understand anything this is about. It will like a sequence of unrelated words with no meaning whatsoever.
Then start playing the game for some time.
Take the manual again and start reading. You should be able to understand everything it says. That’s because you can now easily associate the words on the manual with the actions you’ve just been performing.